A stylishly illustrated compendium of 100 herbs, designed to enrich our understanding of all their uses.
This isn’t just a book for the kitchen – it’s for the greenhouse, the medicine cabinet, the coffee table...
Award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s Herbarium is a 21st-century reboot of the traditional herbal compendium. The visual genius behind the international bestseller The Geometry of Pasta, she has created abstract forms and vibrant colours to illustrate 100 essential herbs and to reveal their hidden properties.
From bergamot, comfrey and dill to sassafras, vervain and wasabi, all types of herbs are covered; each is explained through the fascinating history of their uses and symbolism. There are tips on how to use them as seasonings and how to create healing potions, as well as advice on when and how to grow them.
Herbarium celebrates all facets of herbs and all their life-enhancing properties.
'An exquisite and inspirational book' - Nigella Lawson
'I need three copies of this book: one to reach for in the kitchen, one to read in bed and one (if it’s not sacrilege?) to cut up to decorate my walls with. This is a book which is informed, useful and completely divine. It’s a must for anyone with an interest in the beauty of herbs or the boldness of great design' - Yotam Ottolenghi
'A chic illustrated compendium of 100 heavenly herbs … I love this book!' - Psychologies
'Every kitchen should have one' - The Lady
About the Author
Caz Hildebrand is an artist and former graphic designer who co-founded Here Design. She is the award-winning designer of bestselling cookbooks by Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sam and Sam Clark of Moro. She is also the author and illustrator of The Grammar of Spice and An Anarchy of Chillies, both published by Thames & Hudson.